1. From child model to Hollywood star
Kirsten Dunst began her career at a young age, when she was just three years old. She was signed to the Ford Agency as a child model, and went on to appear in a variety of print and television advertisements. Her first major role was in the 1994 film Interview with the Vampire, which launched her career in Hollywood. Since then, she has starred in a number of films, including the Spider-Man trilogy, Bring It On, and Melancholia. She has also won numerous awards, including a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in the 2011 film Melancholia.
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2. A Rising Star Who Fared Well in Two Major Films
Kirsten Dunst was a rising star in the mid-90s, beating out Christina Ricci for the lead roles in two major films: 1994's "Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles" and "Little Women". Dunst's performance in the former earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress, while her performance in the latter earned her a Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actress. Both films were critical and commercial successes, cementing Dunst's place as a Hollywood A-lister.
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3. Kirsten Dunst Sets Up Her Own Production Company
Kirsten Dunst is currently in the process of setting up her own production company, aptly named Wooden Spoon Productions. This name is a tribute to her grandmother, who used wooden spoons to keep Kirsten in line when she was a child. The company is a testament to the strong bond between Kirsten and her grandmother, and a reminder of the importance of family.
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4. Kirsten Dunst makes singing debut with ballad from 'Get Over It'
Kirsten Dunst made her singing debut with the song "Dream of Me" from the 2001 film "Get Over It". The song was featured in the movie's soundtrack and marked the beginning of Kirsten's singing career. It was a romantic ballad that showcased her vocal range and talent, and was well-received by audiences.
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5. 11 Years Old and Already a Hollywood Legend
At the tender age of 11, Kirsten Dunst made her mark in Hollywood with her first on-screen kiss alongside Brad Pitt in the 1994 film, "Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles". This iconic moment in cinematic history was the start of a long and successful career for Dunst, who has since gone on to star in a variety of films and television shows.
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6. Kirsten Dunst's Star Turn: Mary Jane Watson in 'Spider-Man'
Kirsten Dunst's career skyrocketed when she landed the role of Mary Jane Watson in the 2002 blockbuster hit, Spider-Man. After Alicia Witt and Kate Hudson both turned down the role, Kirsten was cast and the film ended up becoming one of her most iconic and best-known films. Her performance as Mary Jane Watson earned her critical acclaim and helped to launch her career to new heights.
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7. Kirsten Dunst's Childhood Nickname Still Resonates
Kirsten Dunst, affectionately known as Kiki, has been using the nickname since she was a toddler. Her love for the name was so strong that in 1989, she even lent her voice to the titular character in the animated film "Kiki's Delivery Service". It's a testament to her childhood nickname that she was able to bring the character to life with such authenticity.
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8. Kirsten Dunst Had to Juggle Shooting for Two Movies at Once
Kirsten Dunst had to juggle shooting for two movies at once when she was filming for the 2002 blockbuster "Spider-Man". During her time on set for "Spider-Man", she had to take a break to go back and re-shoot a few frames for her 2001 movie "Get Over It". This is why her character suddenly changes from blonde to red in a few scenes - a result of her having to switch between the two movies.
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9. Kirsten Dunst is committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle
Kirsten Dunst is known for her commitment to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and her dedication to her craft. She is very conscious about the way she looks, and this was demonstrated when she turned down the role of Chrissy in the 1995 film “Now and Then”, as it required her to gain weight. Despite the potential success of the role, Kirsten was unwilling to compromise her health and appearance for the part.
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10. Kirsten Dunst Visits Jake Gyllenhaal on Set
Kirsten Dunst once paid a visit to her then-boyfriend, Jake Gyllenhaal, on the set of the 2004 disaster film, "The Day After Tomorrow". This visit resulted in her making a cameo appearance in the movie, although it was uncredited. Dunst and Gyllenhaal had been dating since 2002, and the visit was a testament to their strong relationship.
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